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Jewels of Gwahlur

Robert E. Howard

Book Overview: 

Conan The Barbarian is after fabulous treasure in this exciting story. But he finds himself in more difficulties than he had counted on. Crafty and powerful human opponents seek to skin him alive, bestial mutations seek to rip his arms off, denizens of the deep want to devour him whole and scantily clad dusky beauties try to waylay him at every step. And all of this to find the Jewels of Gwahlur, the most fabulous treasure every hidden in a secret temple. Has Conan finally met his match? Will his evil enemies or the seductive women finally succeed in making him beg for mercy?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .With one hand on his sword, he looked alertly about him. There was no reason to suppose men lied when they said that Alkmeenon was empty and deserted, haunted only by the ghosts of the dead past. But it was Conan's nature to be suspicious and wary. The silence was primordial; not even a leaf quivered on a branch. When he bent to peer under the trees, he saw nothing but the marching rows of trunks, receding and receding into the blue gloom of the deep woods.

Nevertheless he went warily, sword in hand, his restless eyes combing the shadows from side to side, his springy tread making no sound on the sward. All about him he saw signs of an ancient civilization; marble fountains, voiceless and crumbling, stood in circles of slender trees whose patterns were too symmetrical to have been a chance of nature. Forest-growth and underbrush had invaded the evenly planned groves, but their outlines were still visible. Broad pavements ran away under the trees, broken, and with. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Driven solely by a thief's desire to get his musclebound mitts upon the fabled Teeth of Gwahlur, priceless jewels wrenched from 'the king of darkness, in the birth of the world,' Conan makes an audacious play to ingratiate himself with those who hold the secret to their whereabouts.

He soon finds him

It's hard to give Howard's original Conan stories less than five stars.

This is a generic review. The first paragraph concerns the author himself, then there are short sections on his various works. The star ratings will indicate my feelings on the individual books. Howard is however one of my favourite authors so aren't many lower ratings!

Robert Ervin Howard was a prol

a fairly good effort overall, featuring Howard's more mature prose and pacing and developing the Conan character in a manner not dissimilar to that of a spaghetti western protagonist

The story of this writing of Conan is somewhat lazy plot-wise and felt like a scrambling of writing to just release Conan content for Weird Tales, then comes the representation of black people from the view of Howard himself in the worst way possible.

"The torches of the priests had vanished from the

This one just seemed kind of dull and lack-luster. Maybe it was my mood, or maybe it was the ramped-up racism, or maybe it was that this just seemed like yet another in a stream of the same-old-same-old. In any case, I'm really only continuing to read these because I want to be able to check it off

Plot after plot, twist after turn, this story's about as exciting as any other Conan story, albeit even a little more prejudiced than most others, from modern standpoint.

Excelent Story

Do you like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and National Treasure? You'll LOVE the Jewels of Gwalhur. It starts out with Conan as a treasure hunter, and then throws you headfirst into deception, conniving, and power plays that'll keep you second guessing nearly every character.

Such a good story.

And once

Just a little snack of a book, but quite entertaining, a fast-paced adventure with Egyptian-type gods, priceless jewels, and a manly hero to swan around fighting and rescuing a buxom beauty.

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